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Thailand Community Impact Manager

Thailand Community Impact Manager

at Rustic Pathways

Rustic Pathways is a student travel organization which offers the world's finest experiential education, community service, foreign language, and adventure programs. Our destinations stretch from the white-sand beaches of Fiji to the rainforest canopies of Costa Rica, the high Himalayan mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, and many places in between. We provide superior quality travel and service in some of the most welcoming countries around the world. Rustic Pathways demands professionalism and integrity across all of our operations, insists on quality in all aspects of our programs, and places strong emphasis on the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

The Position:

Rustic Pathways is hiring a Community Impact Manager in each of the following countries: Costa Rica, Tanzania, Thailand, and Dominican Republic. The Community Impact Manager coordinates and manages all aspects of the community projects Rustic Pathways supports and champions wider sustainable travel initiatives within. This position reports directly to the Country Director and indirectly to both the Rustic Pathways Foundation Executive Director and the Vice President of Program Operations.

The Community Impact Manager is responsible for managing Rustic Pathways community partnerships, collaborating with partners to identify, implement, and evaluate development projects supported by our student community service programs. The Manager is also responsible for creating support materials for program leaders and students, managing community development initiatives funded by the Rustic Pathways Foundation, and implementing sustainable and responsible travel initiatives at the country level. This position collaborates directly with a network of Community Impact Managers globally to scale best practices and elevate Rustic Pathways’ community impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage community partnerships and projects supported by community service programming in line with global guidelines.
  • Develop medium and long term service plans through needs assessments and extensive engagement with community partners.
  • Collaborate closely with the Country Director and Program Managers to coordinate logistics for student programs and provide training and support on best practices.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of projects and regular site visits. Submit quarterly reports on projects and sustainability.
  • Provide regular project updates to variety of audiences.
  • Develop materials to support student learning and program leader training.
  • Establish new partnerships and projects to support growth of programming in the country.
  • Implement sustainable and responsible travel initiatives to achieve annual performance targets and ensure adherence to global policies at the country level.
  • Manage projects funded by the Rustic Pathways Foundation, including collaborating with partners on proposals and overseeing implementation and reporting.
  • Collaborate with the global team of Community Impact Managers to support global initiatives and projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned and required.

Job Qualifications

Experience: 

At least 2-3 years of work experience in community development with communities specifically in the country of hire.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, specialization in development or related fields preferred. Depending on country-specific context, other appropriate education or work experience accepted.

Requirements:

Valid driver’s license in the country of hire.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Fluency in the country of hire highly preferable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively across diverse teams.
  • Strong time management, budgeting, and organization skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in fast paced environment.
  • Eager to learn from colleagues and enjoys open collaboration and teamwork.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel required.

Location:

Rustic Pathways is hiring a Community Impact Manager in each of the following countries: Costa Rica, Tanzania, Thailand, and Dominican Republic. Internal travel may be required 30% or more of the time; some international travel may be required.

Equal Employment

Rustic Pathways is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons and maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment and discriminatory conduct. All employment decisions at Rustic Pathways are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Rustic Pathways takes all allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation very seriously and will promptly conduct an investigation when warranted.

At-Will Notice

Each employee of Rustic Pathways is employed “at will,” which means either the Company or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any or no reason, with or without advanced notice. No individual or representative of the Rustic Pathways can change this at-will relationship absent a specific, written contract signed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or designee.

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